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Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center
1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center includes formal and demonstration gardens, a historic home, a carriageMore and tea house. This non-profit also has a library and master gardeners to answer all your gardening questions. Roam the gorgeous grounds -- for free -- or attend one of its signature events, like a Garden Fresh Luncheon or docent-led tour. You can also rent the Center for weddings and other special events.
Palo Alto Community Gardens - Main Garden
1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

This gorgeous, massive garden is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and one needs look no further than theMore numerous fruit trees lining the 60,000 sq. ft. plot for evidence of what three decades can accomplish. The real magic, however, awaits therein.

The wonderous varieties of plants and animals in the garden, from rasberries and string beans to song birds and bumble bees, continue to attract hundreds of gardeners and many more visitors who wish to explore the link between humans, plants, animals and earth.

Spring and fall are wonderful times of year to visit, but there are always plants growing and animals who call the bushes and trees their home.

Rodin Sculpture Garden
Lomita Dr & Museum Way, Stanford, CA 94305

The Rodin Sculpture Garden was created as a dedication to B. Gerald Cantor, the primary donor of the Cantor ArtMore Center's Rodin Collection, which consists of 200 works of art by French sculptor Aguste Rodin (1840-1917). It is home to the largest Rodin collection outside of France. Most of the collection is indoors in the center galleries, but 20 bronze sculptures are outside for display including the well-known sculptures "The Gates of Hell" and "The Thinker." There is free admission to the museum and garden. The garden has lighting for nighttime viewing and parking is free after 4pm. 

This garden is part of the Cantor Arts Center, a fine-arts museum with a wide range of exhibitions of art history from around the world. The Cantor Arts Center provides free, docent-led tours of the garden and galleries. To schedule a free private group (10-40 people) tour of the Rodin collection or Stanford's outdoor sculptures call 650-723-3469. Please schedule six weeks in advance.

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center
559 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center focuses on creating abundance throughout the Community. TheMore center offers hands-on classes and events in organic gardening and sustainable lifestyles. Individuals can choose from hundreds of native, edible, medicinal and ornamental organic composts, fertilizers and mulches, an assortment of tools, natural disease and pest control products, books, cards, magazines and gift items. Common Ground also provides extensive volunteer opportunities and space for new friendships.
Hunan Garden Restaurant
3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Since 1983, Hunan Garden's comfortable setting, signature dishes and reasonable prices have kept locals coming back timeMore and time again. A  New York Times article on Silicon Valley mentioned Hunan Garden and recommended the flounder fillets with spicy salt. Enjoy lunch or dinner inside or on the covered patio and choose from an extensive menu of traditional and specialty Chinese dishes.
Ladera Garden & Gifts
3130 Alpine Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Upon entering Ladera Garden & Gifts, customers are greeted by the sight and scent of lilies, orchids and carnations.More This garden center, established 55 years ago, includes a nursery and a gift shop. During the Christmas season, Ladera Garden & Gifts hosts an open house to display new merchandise. The nursery is large and decorated with carved statues of saints. The owner, Juan, often attends gift shows to provide his customers with an enormous selection of trinkets, perfumes, lotions, picture frames, candles, tea sets, statuettes, wrapping paper, cloth and fabric, carpet and various other items. Products at the nursery include a wide selection of plant and flower food, fertilizer, bug killer, fungicide and other garden products. The variety of plants and flowers changes throughout the year, and the garden center's busiest times are November and early December, as well as the spring and summer seasons. Local delivery is provided.
Lytton Gardens
649 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Lytton Gardens is a senior home community that also serves as a long term care facility. The building isMore located on University Avenue close to restaurants and various other resources. Lytton Gardens provides an array of quality services for seniors, including assisted living and social and health care services. The Gardens houses about  580 Seniors, 190 staff and visiting volunteers. Residents have an abundance of amenities to choose from: The residence has a range of common areas, beautiful courtyards and monthly activities from on site activities to field trips. Lytton Gardens provides superior service and a high level of care for all their residents. It strives to ensure the best living environment for all patients. A full service facility, it creates a community that brings joy to all their residents. 
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